Ambassador Dalil meets the Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations Office in Geneva
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On 22nd December 2015, H.E Ambassador Suraya Dalil, Permanent Representative of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva met H.E Mr. Mehmet Ferden Carikci, Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations in his office.
Ambassador Dalil while expressing her acknowledgement to the historical, socio-cultural, religious and trade ties between Afghanistan and Turkey stated that we appreciate Turkey’s role in the Istanbul heart of Asia process aiming to strengthen countries collaboration and partnership. Turkey’s role in certain areas such as training of Afghan Police, especially female Police, providing scholarship for young Afghans in various fields, and support to social sectors such as health care and education are appreciated.
Ambassador Carikci said that we are very sincere in our relations with Afghanistan and it is people to people approach. We have the biggest and longest technical assistance program in Afghanistan and our relations with Afghanistan have always been close and strong. It was due to our historical and friendly relations that President Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, himself raised the Afghan flag in the inauguration ceremony of Afghanistan Embassy in Ankara.
Other issues such as, Afghanistan accession to WTO, ways to further strengthen trade between Afghanistan and Turkey and the humanitarian summit that will take place in Turkey next year, were discussed among both Ambassadors. Both Ambassadors expressed their willingness to support their missions in the UN related mechanisms in Geneva.
Courtesy visits to the Permanent Mission of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
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H.E Ambassador Suraya Dalil, Permanent Representative of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva, paid courtesy visits to the Permanent Mission of Tajikistan and Permanent Mission of Uzbekistan last month.
In the meeting with H.E Mr. Jamshed Khamidov, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Tajikistan in his office, H.E Ambassador Suraya Dalil while referring to the similarity amidst Afghanistan and Tajikistan, endorsed the great relations between both nations that have always been close and strong. Ambassador Dalil further added that “both countries are tied in centuries old history, cultural and social values, language, trade and neighborly relations”.
Ambassador Dalil added that Afghanistan will soon sign the WTO membership protocol that allows integration of the country into a rule-based multi-lateral global trading system. Both Ambassadors likewise conferred ways and areas to further strengthen partnership between both countries at the Geneva level.
In the meeting with Mr. Javohir Nurmetov, Charge d’Affaires of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Geneva, H.E Ambassador Dalil valued the friendly relations of Afghanistan and Uzbekistan that existed before the reorganization of boundaries between both countries. Ambassador Dalil added that “historical links between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan, centuries old traditions and neighborly relations are the reliable basis of corporation for both countries, to which the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan attaches great significance and it pave the path for further collaboration between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan”.
Mr. Nurmetov, while thanking Ambassador Dalil for her courtesy visit said “keeping in mind our wide border with our previously long standing good relations with Afghanistan, Uzbekistan would be the first country to take advantage of the peace and prosperity in Afghanistan”.
Ambassador Dalil further added that “Uzbekistan has been one of active partners of Afghanistan in different areas, namely the electricity supply from Uzbekistan to Afghanistan as well as Uzbekistan being one of the largest transit corridors between Afghanistan and central Asia”. Other potential areas of collaboration between both governments including in the area of trade, healthcare, education as well as peace development were also discussed.